2 and 42 percent error (%)
Use this calculator when comparing a experimental value to a theoretical value. We think you reached us looking for answers to questions like:1) What is the percent error supposing 42 as the measured value and 2 as the calculated value? 2) What is the absolute error between 2 and 42 supposing 2 as the theoretical value? Or may be: 2 and 42 percent error (%)
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How to calculate Percent Error - Step by Step SolutionThe Percent Error Calculator uses this formula:
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Experimental - Theoretical
The terms "Experimental" and "Theoretical" used in the equation above are commonly replaced with similar terms. Some terms also used for experimental are "measured," "calculated," or "actual" and for theoretical the terms "accepted" and "calculated" are frequently used.
The Percent Error can be a positive or a negative number. If the experimental value is greater than the theoretical value, the result will be positive. On the other hand, if the experimental value is smaller than the theoretical value, the result will be negative. See more about percent error here.
Here are the solutions to the questions stated above:
1) What is the percent error supposing 42 as the measured value and 2 as the calculated value?Use the above formula to find the percent error. So, replacing the given values, we have
Percent error = [(42 - 2) / 2] x 100
= (40 / 2) x 100
= 2000 % (positive error)
In this case we have a % of positive error because the experimental is greater than the theoretical.
2) What is the absolute error between 2 and 42 considering 2 as the theoretical value?This problem is not about percent or relative error, but about absolute error. The solution is very simple:
Absolute error, or error = Experimental - Theoretical = 42 - 2 = 40 (positive error)